Phulbani: The Kandhamal district administration today took immediate action against nine persons in connection with the incident of a class-VIII girl student of a residential school delivering a baby in Daringbadi area.
As many as two matrons, one ANM, two CCAs and one warden were dismissed while three women Assistant Superintendents were suspended. On the other hand, the headmistress of the school has been served a show cause notice.
SC and ST Development Minister Ramesh Majhi said the Kandhamal Collector has been asked to conduct a probe into the matter and submit a report.
Tension gripped the locality following the incident as irate locals gathered at the concerned school and staged road blockade on NH-59. The blockade was withdrawn after police detained a youth as the accused in the case.